Emma Roberts Named All-American

Go smu! Emma Roberts
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Emma Roberts
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March 29, 2012

DALLAS (SMU) - SMU equestrian rider Emma Roberts has been named a 2012 All-American in equitation over fences by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. The freshman had the second-highest Adjusted VERS in the country, 99.5, and was a perfect 10-0 over fences with three MVP honors in her first season on the Hilltop.

"We are extremely proud of Emma," head coach Haley Schoolfield said. "She has been a great competitor this year and is very deserving of this award. To get this recognition as a freshman speaks volumes to her hard work this season."

Riders with the top four Adjusted VERS in each discipline are selected as All-Americans. Adjusted VERS is calculated:

Wins - Losses + Margin of Victory + Average Score + # of MVPs

Roberts' Adjusted VERS:
10 - 0 + 6.2 + 80.3 + 3 = 99.5

Roberts and the No. 5-seeded Mustangs face No. 12 Tennessee-Martin in the opening round of competition of the National Collegiate Equestrian Championship on April 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.

ALL-AMERICANS
Fences
Lisa Goldman - Baylor
Maggie McAlary - Auburn
Emma Roberts - SMU
Katherine Schmidt - South Carolina

Flat
Carly Anthony - Georgia
Taylor Brown - Baylor
Maggie McAlary - Auburn
Macy Wilson - Fresno State

Horsemanship
Megan Hawkins - Georgia
Johnna Letchworth - South Carolina
Katy Krshka - Oklahoma State
Carey Nowacek - Texas A & M

Reining
Caroline Daniels - Oklahoma State
Breann Huyett - Delaware State
Katy Krshka - Oklahoma State
Indy Roper - Auburn